As it should be……………
Another sports post – oh say it isn’t so – it is. But this is a good one.
My daughter had another basketball game. The opposing team has one of her dearest friends on it.
Her mom cheered for my daughter – I cheered for her daughter. The girls giggled throughout the entire game. The parents behaved. The coaches mostly behaved – one did get a technical foul – but I (not sitting too close this time) didn’t think that was warranted, unless maybe he said something really ugly under his breath that I could not hear from my comfy cozy seat on the other side of the gym.
The girls played hard. Grandparents clapped and smiled. The refs took every opportunity to explain the calls to the girls.
And butterflies flew around the gym under rainbows while unicorns danced. Okay, not really. But close.
After the game, we ran into a player from the other team at 7-11. She had done a great job guarding my little angel. I told her she gave Angel a run for her money. They both snickered while they were getting their slurpees.
Then the other girl turned on her heels and said, “hey, good game.”
Angel said, “yeah, you too.”
And all was right with the sports world for 9-year-old girls.